I set out for a run yesterday and I had barely gotten a half mile in when I had a twinge in my right knee and some nerves speak fire through my left foot. I thought to myself, “maybe I shouldn’t go as far today”. I have experienced pain in my left foot for quite some time. I had a couple of stress fractures a year and a half ago and some nerve damage that left me in a walking boot for a while. Even though it is better, I still have some nagging pain to deal with.
Most people probably are dealing with some type of issue that is nagging…either physical, mental, or emotional. It could be:
- a medical issue
- a strained relationship
- a difficult work atmosphere
- a tough marriage
- a challenging child
How often do we accept defeat when really we just need to dig in and find the courage to push through? We give up way too easily most times. Our minds can convince us that we are justified in just giving up, giving in, and taking the easy road out. But what if we decided to dig in? What if we decided to let God work on us from the inside out? Even if it meant we were going to go through a few hard days or a challenging season.
Honestly for me yesterday the only thing that needed revived was my mind… and I think for most of you this is probably true as well. Deep down, the truth was I just didn’t really feel like going for a run so my mind was coming up with all sorts of excuses to keep me from it! I am so glad that I hit my Unstoppable playlist (TobyMac) and kept running.
What are you experiencing in your life that keeps lingering? Let’s make the choice today to dig in and keep going. Let’s lean on Him for courage and yield to His guidance along the way. We will be glad we did!